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Northern Arizona University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 5,012 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 343 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

41% Women
59% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Big Sky Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $110,131)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $70,643)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 86 94 Yes -
Basketball 16 16 - Yes
Football 89 - Yes -
Golf - 8 - -
Soccer - 34 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 31 - -
Tennis 8 8 Yes -
Volleyball - 16 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Baseball - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - - Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Softball - - - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - - Yes
Weight Lifting - - - Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 5.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.3%
Hispanic 14.2%
Non-resident alien 2.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.5%
Two or more races 1.2%
White/non-Hispanic 69.4%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 164
Liquor Law Violation 239
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 12
Property Crime 77

Notable Alumni

  • Clarence Moore (Class of '04), NFL player
  • Diana Gabaldon (Class of'73), Bestselling novelist
  • J.S. Cardone (Class of '69), Screenwriter and filmmaker
  • Mark Thatcher (Class of '80), CEO and founder of Teva Sport Sandals
  • R. Carlos Nakai (Class of '79), Grammy-nominated musician
  • Rick Renzi (Class of '80), Arizona congressman
  • Thomas P. Smith (Class of '91), President and director of Taser International
  • Steve Altman (Class of '83), President of Qualcomm
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Madeline from Granite Bay, CA
  • 4
  • get to know the people in your hall and it will be ten times better! community bathrooms are not the greatest but they helps you learn how to respect others…

  • Feb-28-2012 Read More
  • Renee from Tucson, AZ
  • 4
  • The dorm life is honestly really fun to be in because you get to know the people in the freshman halls, but not so much in the upper class dorms.…

  • Jan-07-2012 Read More
  • Victoria from AZ
  • 3
  • Dorm life is currently quite crowded, but should improve as more dorms and parking lots (which are currently under construction) are finished. …

  • Jun-07-2015 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Rachel from Gilbert, AZ
  • Jul-27-2017 I am a current student here

    In the beginning of the year, all of the food options are fantastic. In the buffet style dining hall, you could choose from multiple different types of food. However, eating only on campus for an entire year can lead you to getting tired of the same meals. I would recommend eating out more often, perhaps on the weekends, and only eat on campus during the week.

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  • 4
  • Karen from Peoria, AZ
  • Jun-19-2017 I am a current student here

    The food was not too bad to my surprise. I wish it was a little better with more options.

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  • 4
  • Lumwaya from Mesa, AZ
  • Jun-01-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Food and Dining seems pretty fair at NAU. It's set at a reasonable price that I do believe that can be established with my parents and I. At the moment my plan is to buy my own food at the local grocery store nearby and at times have my parents bring any home cooked meals over to wherever I live.

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  • 3
  • Baream from Tempe, AZ
  • May-18-2017 I am a current student here

    The dining experience is an important part of campus life. Meal times provide opportunities for you to connect with friends, stay healthy, boost your energy, and unwind after a long day. Freshmen living on campus must purchase one of the three weekly plans listed below or the Unlimited Plan.

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  • 3
  • Samantha from Gilbert, AZ
  • Mar-17-2017 I am a current student here

    There is a wide variety of food from Subway to Einstein Bros and Students Unions with buffet style dining. However, after a couple months, the choices appear limited.

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  • 4
  • Cayce from Surprise, AZ
  • Jan-18-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It was decent on the tour, and plenty of options. Hopefully it wasn't just for the tour that they made good food.

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  • 5
  • Greene from SD
  • Oct-30-2016 I am a current student here

    The food at NAU is pretty great. Meal plans range from a handful of meals a week to nineteen a week. Here at NAU there are several options to take your meals at, so have fun dining!

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  • 5
  • joshua from tucson, az
  • Jun-14-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    this is one thing that got me excited about nau in the first place. there are about 19 dining places, and stores where you can get groceries to prepare yourself something to eat in one of the kitchens in the dorm buildings. i never felt like there was a lack of variety on campus, and even if you feel that's the case, there are a number of places off campus within walking distance that also have delicious food.

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  • 5
  • alexis
  • Jun-09-2016 I am a current student here

    Food here is great! But my parents didn't cook at home so I probably don't know what good is haha. I've over heard other people saying they miss home cooked meals, good thing there is a kitchen in the dorms. The food choices here are pretty great, you can go the hot spot with is kind of like a buffet, or you can go to any of the restaurants on campus. There's even a Chick-fil-a!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Baream from Tempe, AZ
  • May-18-2017 I am a current student here

    The university is best known for its main Flagstaff campus, but also offers classes at 34 satellite locations across the state. NAU has nationally-ranked graduate programs in education, history, nursing, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and biological sciences, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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  • 0
  • Greene from SD
  • Oct-30-2016 I am a current student here

    NAU's campus has the traditional Greek life such as Delta Delta Delta and Chi Omega, but soon to be on campus will be historically black sororities. This kind of diversity in Greek life is really amazing and awe-inspiring for several of the students here at NAU.

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  • 0
  • joshua from tucson, az
  • Jun-14-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    i can't really say, since i haven't taken an interest in the greek life. i hear it's good though.

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  • 0
  • alexis
  • Jun-09-2016 I am a current student here

    The greek life people tried to recruit me haha but its just not my thing. But from what I've observed they are really friendly, and a lot of them like to do community service work.

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  • 0
  • chance from ventura, ca
  • May-31-2016 I am a current student here

    growing every year, except mountain view really sucks so don't live in their if you join greek life. i would rate it high as we have a large amount of fraternities and sororities on campus

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  • 0
  • Martha from Bloomington, CA
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    I personally am not involved in Greek life but they are EVERYWHERE. They are also very connected between the groups. The way they are connected within their groups makes one want to join.

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  • 0
  • Crystal from Murrieta, CA
  • Dec-24-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very active in the community and large at NAU. Greek life is involved in many fundraisers and even at a local hospital.

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  • 0
  • Denise from Walnut Creek, CA
  • Mar-08-2015 I am a past student here

    No greek housing was allowed off campus when I attended but NAU did provide a dorm just for the greek chapters, and to be honest; that was way more fun!

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  • 0
  • Ann
  • Jan-03-2015 I am a current student here

    NAU has an amazing greek life suite style living and they are really involved on campus. One time these adorable guys were giving out free hugs.

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